Author Archives: MMeloni

Please Elaborate…. Progessively

Filed under Becoming a PM, Best Practices | Posted by MMeloni

“Why do the Project Charter and the Project Scope Statement contain some of the same information?” “We just provided that information, isn’t this just repetitive? Are we wasting time?” Excellent questions. When you are creating some of your project management deliverables, you might feel like you are repeating yourself. You are. But you also are […]

Risk Management is All in YOUR Head

Filed under Risk | Posted by MMeloni

“Everything in life has some risk, and what you have to actually learn to do is how to navigate It.“ – Reid Hoffman No project is without risks. It is all in how you handle those risks. And the place to start is at the very beginning. The minute that a project idea is discussed […]

A Little Discipline is a GOOD Thing

Filed under Becoming a PM | Posted by MMeloni

You might feel uncomfortable reprimanding a team member in front of the rest of the team. None of us like to be told we are less than fabulous, especially in front of our colleagues. Despite this, you do have a responsibility to advise team members when they are not living up to expectations. “If we […]

We Can’t Roll with Role Conflict

Filed under Career | Posted by MMeloni

In perfect 20/20 hindsight, Mary Carol realized that what the team was facing was a classic case of role conflict, and perhaps role ambiguity too. Two team members had just come to her to complain about a third team member. Although at first she was surprised, Mary Carol realized that she could have seen this […]

Use this Recipe to Diffuse Anger

Filed under Becoming a PM | Posted by MMeloni

What me, upset? OK not you, but let’s consider the fact that perhaps one day, someone close to you may become angry. Perhaps even in the workplace. And you already know that communications become clouded when anger does the talking. Try this recipe next time anger appears on the menu. Take these ingredients: An open […]

Got Slack?

Filed under Becoming a PM | Posted by MMeloni

Have you ever heard someone say something and think, “I could not have said it better myself?” Well those were my thoughts when I read the story below. It is my honor to share with you the thoughts of Janet DiVincenzo when it comes to slack.  Enjoy! -Margaret Got Slack? By Janet DiVincenzo I’m lucky […]

Team Bully? Just Walk Away

Filed under Becoming a PM | Posted by MMeloni

“He that fights and runs away, May turn and fight another day; But he that is in battle slain, Will never rise to fight again.” – Tacitus The above quote is not meant to imply that you will be engaging in warfare at the office. It is a very old quote and yes it was […]